DNA Test - Killeen, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Killeen, Texas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (254) 449-7301 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule your Killeen DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Killeen, Texas

Killeen TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Killeen, Texas locations:

The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:

Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
Avuncular DNA Test (aunt/uncle and niece/nephew)

Specimens we can test for DNA

The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the people being tested. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory. Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone's DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by registering online and shipping the specimens to us.

Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.

When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Killeen DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Killeen TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Killeen clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It's always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Killeen, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Killeen. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Killeen , TX so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.

Why Health Street

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Killeen, the state of Killeen, Texas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Killeen to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Killeen. 

Killeen, Texas - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Killeen, TX

When two Killeen parents are married at the time of their child's birth, Texas law automatically presumes the husband to be the child's biological father and paternity is immediately established. However, for Killeen parents who aren't married, the legal establishment of paternity is necessary for the father to receive his paternal rights and the ability to place his name on the birth certificate.

To establish paternity in the state of Texas, Killeen parents can complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity at the hospital or birthing facility once the child is born. As this form will legally declare the child's biological father, it must only be signed if DNA testing has confirmed paternity or if there is full certainty of a child's paternity. If a parent cannot complete the form at this time, they can complete one via a Bell County Certified AOP Entity at a later date.

Dealing with Mistaken Paternity in Killeen, TX

Following the legal establishment of paternity, a Killeen father may later learn he is not the actual father of a child he previously presumed was biologically his. This discovery can be frustrating, as the signed establishment will cause the Killeen man to be continuously locked into any child support agreements regardless of true paternity.

Fortunately, the Texas legislature has changed the Texas family code over the years to allow courts to revoke legal parent-child relationships and child support obligations in such situations. To terminate the legal relationship, the Killeen father will need to petition Bell County Court to remove the agreement. The courts will mandate that DNA testing is completed to confirm the new paternity discovery, after which they can then move forward with removing existing child support arrangements.

Law Experts in Killeen, TX Say…

Following the legal establishment of paternity, Killeen parents may require the assistance of Bell County Court to establish a child support agreement. According to family law attorney Nancy Eaton, there are multiple factors that must be assessed when determining a child support agreement and the accompanying monthly amount. These factors include the age and needs of the child, legal custody, and education expenses.

Last updated 9/27/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Killeen

Chaffee Village
Chaparral Rd
Ding Dong
E Rancier Ave
Fort Hood
Kay Bee Heights
Lone Star
Montague Village
Mountain View Estates
N Nolan Rd
Walker Village
Weiss Addition

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity
"Find an AOP Certified Entity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://csapps.oag.texas.gov/find-AOP-certified-entity
"Mistaken Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity
"How Is Child Support Determined in Texas?" The Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, https://www.perryeatonlaw.com/family-law/child-support/
"Killeen, TX." Trulia, https://www.trulia.com/TX/Killeen/